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The Dream: IV Play (Album Review)

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ARTIST

The Dream

ALBUM NAME

IV Play

LABEL

Def Jam

DOPENESS RATING

8

ARTIST

The Dream

ALBUM NAME

IV Play

LABEL

Def Jam

DOPENESS RATING

8

The North Carolina birthed and Atlanta raised producer/singer/song writer Terius Nash also known as The- Dream, has released his 5th album entitled IV PLAY. Sad to say that even though he is known for making hits, there are only a few notable hits on the album itself.  The- Dream didn’t even begin to tap into his expected musical potential with IV Play. The album was composed of tracks that are seemingly thrown together with no disregard to the synchronicity that an album must establish as a foundation.

Out of the few tracks that are worth mentioning, the eloquently cohesive track Equestrian showcased his symphonic techniques by arranging the lyrics, beat, and breakdown in an orchestrated seductive yet sensual harmony. The racy track “P*****” obviously an attention grabber because of it’s provocative title, featured both Pusha T and Big Sean was mediocre at its best. “High Art” Featuring Jay Z had the perfect formula for a hit but missed the mark as well. This album had great potential as far as the collaborations but was sloppily pieced together with little to no structure or detailed musical visions as previously produced by The- Dream. I love him as an artist, and I am sorry to inform you but this album will not get played in my ride.

Zoo Davis

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